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Rethinking International Funding of African Research

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  • Rohen d’Aiglepierre
  • Sarah Botton

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African research is very unevenly distributed across the African continent and still has a weak presence within global scientific research as a whole, particularly when it comes to the social sciences. Yet strong and independent national research is essential for providing responses to local development challenges. This paper explores the challenge of reshaping international funding of African research. It seeks to create a general understanding of the issue, aims to establish systems capable of measuring, evaluating, and encouraging coordinated work, and calls for a coalition of active and committed actors.

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  • Rohen d’Aiglepierre & Sarah Botton, 2020. "Rethinking International Funding of African Research," Working Paper 7ef893e0-f395-41df-bbf9-d, Agence française de développement.
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